NYC Earth Day Celebration April 22: Bookstores Host Poets for On the Spot Composition in Response to Climate, Environment and the Natural World
Alejandro Heredia, community outreach manager at PEN America, the literary and free expression organization, said: “New York is grounded in a legacy of writers, poets and other creative communities… More
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.@KellerISD’s decision was an “appalling affront to students’ First Amendment rights.” said @jonfreadom of PEN America in a statement." It is virtually impossible to run a school or a library that purges books in response to any complaint from any corner." https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/17/us/texas-school-books-removed-bible.html
Hundreds of writers will gather on the steps of the New York Public Library on at 11 AM Friday August 19 to read from Salman Rushdie’s works, in a recreation of an event first held after the fatwa on the author was issued in 1989. #StandWithSalman #NYC https://www.theguardian.com/global/2022/aug/17/hundreds-of-authors-to-read-from-salman-rushdies-works-in-show-of-solidarity
Kudos to @jeremycyoung, @jonfreadom, @JeffreyASachs and others at @PENamerica for their ESSENTIAL work on *educational gag orders.* Everyone who cares about public education should read their new report--